Andy Cohen Reacts to Report CNN Wants to ‘Sober Up’ NYE Broadcast

Not having it! Andy Cohen had a really passionate response to a report that CNN needs him to chop again on cocktails throughout his New 12 months’s Eve broadcast.

The Bravo exec, 54, awarded the “Jackhole of the Day” prize to a Selection article in regards to the scenario in the course of the Wednesday, November 16, episode of Watch Watch Occurs Dwell With Andy Cohen. “[The headline] was, ‘CNN plans to sober up boozy New 12 months’s Eve protection,’” the Superficial writer defined. “The article does level out that Anderson [Cooper] and I are nonetheless allowed to drink. So, we are able to all say this to my sobriety.” He then performed a clip of himself from final 12 months’s broadcast yelling, “Sayonara, sucka!”

The digicam then zoomed in on Cohen as he rose from his chair and walked towards the lens. “I simply need you to know Anderson and I are going to celebration tougher than we’ve got ever partied earlier than on New 12 months’s Eve!” he shouted. “Do you perceive me?!”

In accordance with the Selection article in query, CNN “correspondents and anchors who might have slurped down alcoholic concoctions on digicam (or off) prior to now can be required to halt the observe.” Because the discuss present host famous, he and Cooper, 55, will be capable of drink throughout their primetime gig, however different hosts won’t be doing pictures stay on air as they’ve in earlier years.

In the course of the 2021 broadcast, Cohen made headlines for his rants about former New York Metropolis mayor Invoice de Blasio and fellow NYE broadcaster Ryan Seacrest. In February, the Missouri native admitted that his reminiscence of the night was barely foggy.

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on New 12 months’s Eve December 31, 2019 in New York Metropolis.
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“[Anderson and I] obtained within the automobile after [the special] and I noticed on Twitter the rant I did about de Blasio,” Cohen defined throughout an look on Jimmy Kimmel Dwell! on the time. “And I didn’t recall — although it was about 40 minutes earlier — saying, ‘Sayonara, sucka’ to the outgoing mayor of New York.”

As for his feedback about Seacrest, 47, Cohen admitted that he wished he hadn’t mentioned the radio character had a “group of losers” acting on his present. “The one factor that I remorse saying, the one factor is that I slammed the ABC broadcast and I actually like Ryan Seacrest and he’s an important man,” the Most Talkative writer mentioned throughout a January episode of his Andy Cohen Dwell Sirius XM present. “And I actually remorse saying that, and I used to be simply silly and drunk and feeling it.”

After the printed, rumors circulated that CNN had fired Cohen, however the community later denied the report. “Andy mentioned one thing he shouldn’t have on stay TV,” a rep for the community instructed E! Information in a press release in January. “We’ve addressed it with him and sit up for having him again once more subsequent 12 months.”